Arkansas River Colorado Rafting Trips
Beginner – Intermediate Trips
Come Whitewater Rafting on the Arkansas River This Year – We have a trip for you!
Whitewater rafting can look intimidating to the untrained eye, but that shouldn’t stop beginners or those who are newer to whitewater rafting trips from experiencing the thrills and adventure our Arkansas River Colorado rafting trips have to offer! The Arkansas River trips that run through the state of Colorado offer some of the most popular and exciting river trips in the country – and you don’t need to be a professional river guide to enjoy the fun! Breathtaking scenery, wildlife in its natural habitat and dramatic canyon rock faces are just some of the features you’ll experience as you paddle your way down the Arkansas River in any of our entry-level trips intentionally designed for the whole family to enjoy.
My daugher (Katie) and I did the overnight in Brown’s Canyon this past weekend and I just wanted to share my feedback. First, the guides (Amanda, Kyle and Gabe) were all helpful, polite and overall just perfect. I can’t say how much I appreciated their efforts to make the trip exciting and memorable. In particular, Amanda was very nice to my daughter, even letting her try her hand at “guiding” at the end, and I can’t say how much Katie thought that was so awesome. Again, thanks for a wonderful experience and hats off to the staff…was terrific! Second, Katie now wants to be a guide when she is in college (she’s 13 now)…so now what am I going to do!?— John
Colorado’s Arkansas River Colorado Rafting Season: May thru September
- The Beginner-Intermediate Arkansas River rafting trips leave from the AVA Granite Outpost, located 12 miles north of Buena Vista in Central Colorado.
Call 800-370-0581 today for reservations.
Beginner-Intermediate Whitewater Rafting Trips on the Arkansas River
The ideal rafting trip for beginner and intermediate rafters can mean something different to everyone which is why we offer you four different Brown’s Canyon trips plus Granite Gorge – all outstanding whitewater river runs that are perfect for rafters of any ability. We call these our “family whitewater trips.”
Brown’s Canyon is not just Colorado’s most rafted stretch of river, it’s one of the best stretches of river you can raft in the world! Thanks to dramatic scenery, consistently excellent whitewater and easy access from Buena Vista and other central Colorado resorts like Breckenridge, Keystone, Aspen and Vail, groups from around the country descend on Colorado each season for the best in entry-level whitewater adventures. The whitewater rapids your group will experience on these river trips are safe for younger members of your group while still thrilling for adults and more experienced rafters. Come see the splendor of Brown’s Canyon yourself and you’ll know why the Colorado wilderness is one of our nation’s true treasures.
If you’re looking for a Colorado Activity that won’t take up your entire day, Granite Gorge is perfect for a quick introduction to Class III whitewater rapids! Several exciting rapids and dramatic geological sight-seeing makes Granite Gorge a great taste of whitewater! With a minimum of 7 yrs and 50 lbs., Granite Gorge is a popular choice for families of all sizes.
Get even more information on:
- Brown’s Canyon Express 3/4 Day
- Brown’s Canyon Sizzler Full Day
- Brown’s Canyon Half Day river trip
- 24 Hours in Brown’s Canyon Overnight trip
- Granite Gorge 1/3 Day
Arkansas Valley Adventures strives to provide you the highest level of guest service on tours that promote the world’s natural resources. Our whitewater river rafting and adventure vacations will help connect you with the natural environment while offering adventure experiences with a unique perspective. We want to share our passion with you. Let us help you create the memory of a lifetime with one of our whitewater or land-based adventures!